May 6, 2011 Subject:
"and was found to be SANE"
A "attractive blond secretary" is killed late at night in an office building and found by a "scrubwoman". A drunkard is found nearby and questioned. As summarized by Friday (while sitting infront of a poster on "Courtroom Demeanor"), some things pointed in his favor, some against. Some other evidence pointed to a suspect in a previous killing, a semi-psychotic ultra-religious dude. After questioning his brother at a fire hall where he works, they go and find him at a "revival hall"! Some questioning breaks him down and he admits killing two people and trying to set a bomb. The State (Rather than the Superior Court) appoints 3 psychiatrists, who find go and find him to have been sane when doing the killing(s).
I found it to be a reasonably decent drama episode.
August 5, 2008 Subject:
Loved every second of this. Television in the 40's, as I am sure in all the decades, had it's hits and misses, Dragnet had hit all over it, the acting, writing and cinematography are all great. Here, Friday and his men explore a murder of a secretary. A suspect is produced, is he the one whodunit? Only Careful sleuthing can figure it out! Nifty, hardly over the top, and bereft without any actiion, just blood and nails police work.
May 3, 2008 Subject:
Fun to watch
But no where near the quality of the radio shows. Good character actors, a few good plot devices and disruptive elements but few surprises.
December 21, 2005 Subject:
A TV show based on all sentence fragments and sudden stiff body movies, it's great.
The script must read:
"Pipe wrapped in paper." Nod your head once.